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Top 5 popular news that happened in South Korea in 2023년.

"Today we will remember some of the news that impacted Korean society and the world last year."


Top 5 TXT became the first K-Pop group to perform on the main stage at Lollapalooza.

Credits: Weverse live - TXT


On the night of August 5, 2023, TOMORROW X TOGETHER made history as the first K-pop group to headline Lollapalooza festival (SOOBIN, YEONJUN, BEOMGYU, TAEHYUN, & HUENINGKAI) I was one of the “MOA” fans to watch their performance online on Weverse live, which became the second K-pop act after BTS's J-hope who will headline this festival in 2022, millions of fans were very happy because K-Pop arrived at this great event.


Credits: Weverse live - TXT


Credits: Weverse live -TXT


TXT is one of the most important voices of Generation Z, therefore, it developed its setlist based on the themes of “youth” and “rock” to provide the group's characteristic style and color, on this stage “Do It Like That” a collaboration with the iconic “Jonas brothers”, was premiered live for the first time.


Creditos: Weverse photos – TXT


I must admit that this is my favorite K-Pop group, and I felt proud to see them on that stage.

Top 4 Korea said goodbye to the traditional age system

At the end of June 2023, all Koreans adopted the international age system, making them 1 or 2 years younger, many are happy to rejuvenate, since previously it was determined that children at birth were one year old, counting gestation as part of their life, adding the change of year instead of the birthday, so a baby born on December 31st is already two years old the next day, January 1st.



For communication between Koreans to flow it is important to know the age hierarchy, so the government will continue to implement the old age system for some cases: The age from which you can buy alcohol or cigarettes is stipulated by the Juvenile Protection Law, which defines "minor" as any person under 19 years of age. 



Creditos: Ballonsupermarkt


The legal age for children to start attending primary school will also remain the same (the year they turn 7) according to the Primary and Secondary Education Law.

And according to the Military Service Law, men must undergo a physical examination to be recruited in the year in which they reach the age of majority (19 years).


Top 3 Fifty Fifty kpop female group floods social media with their song 'Cupid'

Although the most listened to Kpop song in the world in 2023 was “Seven” from Jungkook's solo album, we cannot forget the group Fifty fifty who made one of their songs viral on Tiktok, since their voices and rhythms they are very catchy and inspired millions of people to dance to their song “Cupid” published on February 24, 2023, the same day that the group performed the single for the first time on television on the program “M! Countdown.”


Credits: Attrakt official - Fifty fifty


The 'Twin' version of the song and a user-generated sped-up version became quite popular on TikTok thanks to a dance challenge started by the group, the sped-up version of the song has billions of views on TikTok videos; therefore, a CD version of “Cupid” was released in “Target Corporation” stores in June 2023.


“Cupid” became one of the first K-Pop songs of 2023 that was not released under one of the big four record labels (HYBE, YG Entertainment, SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment) and achieved worldwide success, the impact that this song had on social networks was a surprise to the entire society.


Top 2 : BTS goes to military service.

“BTS” was a group that generated many trends last year 2023, among the most popular is the 10th anniversary since its debut, and the beginning of the members' going to military service.


JIN, JIMIN, SUGA, J-HOPE, V, RM Y JUNGKOOK, debuted on June 12, 2013 (KST) and since mid-2022 the group has been on hiatus due to the military service of its members, but that has not been an impediment for them. May his fame continue to spread around the world with his solo projects. It is proposed to reunite the group starting in 2025, since in December 2023 the last member of the group enlisted, this caused “BTS” to be the most searched boyband in the history of Google. Millions of fans called “ARMY” are waiting for his return, Keep listening to their music and playing their videos hoping to see them together again, many are sad about the news but hope that they will return with a great impact on their new content, because “BTS” never disappoints “Army”.


Credits: Weverse Magazine – BTS


Credits: Twitter - BTS


Top 1 Faker wins the electronic games world championship for the fourth time with his T1 team in LoL

T1 South Korean group from “League of legends”, already winner in 2013, 2015 and 2016, regained its throne, a year after its defeat in the final against the Chinese group DRX, “Faker”, the eSport star who is the leader of the group He was proclaimed video game world champion for the fourth time live from Seoul, Korea, all "Faker" fans were waiting for his victory.


Credits: Twitter – T1 lol


Electronic games are becoming more and more famous, T1 from “Faker” beat Weibo Gaming “WBG” 3-0 and won the Worlds 2023 title, on the first map, Weibo Gaming got first blood, but T1 quickly dominated the game and managed to surpass the team rival, for “Faker” it is the fourth (4) trophy during his career, while Oner, Zeus, Gumayusi and Keria won their first trophy of this nature.


Credits: Flickr LoL Esports 2023


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Written by: Paula Valentina Jaimes Bernal from Colombia

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